CVS is helping us make sure kids are school-ready
Posted on September 27th, 2012 by Rachel
As a follow-up to the post I wrote last week about the Easter Seals internet public service announcement (iPSA),I want to assure blog readers that I understand that every child develops at his or her own pace. Still, parents and caretakers can benefit by regularly monitoring their child’s progress. That way, they can address anything that might set their child back before they start kindergarten.
In the iPSA, moms Theresa and Beth share real stories about how early detection and early intervention services made all the difference in their kids’ lives. Easter Seals is thankful for wonderful partners like CVS Caremark and its Charitable Trust for making the iPSA about free access to the Ages & Stages Questionnaire possible.
For the seventh straight year, CVS Caremark is the National Premier Sponsor of Walk With Me, Easter Seals’ signature fundraising event. This year CVS Caremark associates expect to raise more than $1 million through local community engagement and fundraising at nearly 70 Walk events nationwide so that all young kids at risk of disabilities or delays get the early identification and services they need to be school-ready.
Help us spread the word: take the developmental milestone screening to receive feedback about your child’s development, and then share the iPSA link (with your friends via Facebook and Twitter. Help us to reach our goal of using the Ages & Stages Questionnaire to screen every child under 5 for developmental delays — your share or tweet could make all the difference!